Symptomatic osteolipoma of the tuber cinereum masquerading as calcified retroclival mass

Piyush Kalakoti, Osama Ahmed, Jamie A. Jacobsohn, Anil Nanda

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We present a case of symptomatic osteolipoma of the tuber cinereum in a 51 year old male with rapid visual deterioration over several months leading to bilateral visual loss. Preoperatively the lesion masqueraded as a calcified retroclival mass. Intracranial osteolipomas are rare benign lesions that are usually asymptomatic and have an indolent course. Additionally, we discuss our intraoperative findings highlighting the technical challenges encountered along with a review of the English language literature on histologically proven intracranial osteolipomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1045-1051
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


  • Dystrophic calcification
  • Intracranial
  • Ossification
  • Osteolipoma
  • Retroclival
  • Tuber cinereum

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